Campground: Lower Falls

Area Status: Open
Picture of Lower Lewis Falls

The campground is located in a pleasantly wooded setting on the Lewis River next to Lower Falls. The campsites are tucked in among the trees creating a sense of seclusion. The campground road is paved and shaded by large evergreen trees. A trailhead for the Lewis River Trail #31 is located in the campground. Lewis River Trail is a multi-use trail (hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding) that follows the bank of the river through old growth and past several striking waterfalls. The river is open to catch and release fishing and kayaking. Lower Falls Day Use Area is within the campground.

Lower Falls Campground offers 43 standard sites that accommodate both tents and RVs (60 feet), but no hookups are available. Picnic tables and campfire rings with grills are provided, as are composting toilets and drinking water.

There are falls viewing opportunities at Lower Lewis River Falls, Curly Creek Falls, Big Creek Falls, and Middle Falls, all within 15 minutes of the campground. Lewis River Horse Camp is 5 miles away.

Accessible Adventures Video

Picture of Upper Lewis Falls Picture of Middle Lewis Falls Picture of Curly Creek Falls

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 05/15/2024: Campground is open and sites are available by reservation only. During the summer, it is an extremely popular campground. Attempt to make reservations at Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance. For information contact Mt. Adams Ranger District 509-395-3402.
Reservations: Camping is by reservation only during the summer months. Reservations may be made at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.  
  • Single site: $20/night
  • Double sites: $40/night, $5/extra vehicle (Site # 08 and #28)
  • Premium Site: $35/night (Site #21)
Open Season: 05/09/2024 - 09/30/2024
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer and Fall
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Maximum vehicle length is 36 feet.
Closest Towns: Cougar, WA; Trout Lake, WA
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Compost Toilet (4)
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required for day use at this site.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Mount Adams Ranger District

General Information


From Cougar, Washington drive east on Highway 503 for about 33 miles to the campground. Just past the Pine Creek Information Center the highway intersects with Forest Road 25. Keep right at this intersection and stay on Highway 503. At the Forest Boundary Highway 503 becomes Forest Road 90.  Continue driving east on Forest Road 90 to the entrance to the campground which will be on the right after you pass mile marker 28. The entrance is well signed.

From Trout Lake, head North to Forest Rd.23. Drive approx. 20 miles until you reach Rd. 90.  Turn left on Forest Road 90 and drive about 16 miles to the entrance to the campground on the left side of the road.  NOTE: Rd. 90 is in poor condition, drive with caution as there are many potholes in the pavement.


This site is flat and paved with paved and dirt trails leading to viewing areas.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 42 single site(s), 2 double site(s) of varied size
Reservation Info Reservations can be made at
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Easy RV parking.
Reservation Info Reservations can be made at
Pavement Type for Parking Asphalt
Hookup - Water No
Size Restrictions 60'
Hookup - Sewer No
Dump Stations No
Hookups - Electric No
Corrals 60'

Group Camping

Two double sites (one is larger).

River and Stream Fishing

Fishing in the Lewis River.

Viewing Scenery

Accessible trails to picturesque falls.


Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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1535' - 1750'